Omicron: Corona virus continues to wreak havoc in Singapore, cases may reach peak soon in Omicron wave

Omicron: Corona virus continues to wreak havoc in Singapore, cases may reach peak soon in Omicron wave

The wave of Omicron variant of Coronavirus in Singapore may reach its peak in the coming few days very rapidly, as was seen in South Africa last month. In a news reported in the media on Sunday, it was said that at the time of reaching the peak, about 15,000 cases of infection can be reported in a day. According to the Ministry of Health , 692 cases of Omicron variant were reported in Singapore on Saturday, out of which 541 were locally spread and 15 got infected from abroad.

Cases of Kovid-19 have been increasing rapidly here in recent weeks where most of the daily cases of infection are cases from Omicron (Singapore Coronavirus Update). The Straits Times newspaper quoted Associate Professor Alex Cooke, an infectious disease modeling specialist at the National University of Singapore's Saw Swee Hawk School of Public Health, as saying: 'My guess is that we will see a sharp peak like in South Africa and then this Will happen. Only then the number will be stable when the cases of infection will be very less.

There will be a wave of variants soon
The news said that in view of the new number of daily cases, such a wave of Omicron will soon come in Singapore, in which 10,000 to 15,000 cases can be reported every day (Singapore Omicron Variant Cases). It said that how fast the next wave would subside would depend on the sanctions imposed by Singapore. Professor Cook was quoted in the news as saying, 'It may be that we face a low, slow or gradually increasing wave and we will have to maintain the measures that are currently in place.'

Visible effect of tough restrictions
Despite Professor Cook's dire forecast, others, such as Professor Teo Yik Ying, Dean of the Saw Swee Hock School, were more positive. They believe that due to strict management measures of the government, this variant in Singapore is spreading very slowly as compared to European Omicron Wave and North American countries. Apart from Singapore, other countries of the world are also registering a record increase in the cases of corona virus due to Omicron.

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Do you know these things about Anthony Albanese who defeated Scott Morrison? Many challenges will be faced as Prime Minister

Do you know these things about Anthony Albanese who defeated Scott Morrison? Many challenges will be faced as Prime Minister

Australian voters have pushed for an end to nine years of Liberal rule in favor of a centre-left opposition that has promised strong action on climate change. To form a majority government, parties need a majority of 76 seats. The Labor Party's Anthony Albanese, who won the election, will now be the new Prime Minister of Australia. After the election results were out, Morrison said he would resign as leader of the Liberal Party. He said that he takes responsibility for his party's defeat. The Labor Party currently holds 73 seats, according to the Australian Electoral Commission. Early vote counts showed a strong bias toward Greens candidates and independents, who sought emissions cuts far beyond commitments made by Morrison's coalition.

Who is  Anthony  Albanese 

Albanese is one of Australia's longest-serving politicians and was briefly deputy prime minister under Kevin Rudd in 2013. He has earned a reputation as a defender of free healthcare, an advocate of LGBT rights, a Republican and a diehard rugby league fan. Albanese, 59, had a childhood spent by a single mother with the help of a disability pension. At the age of just 33, he reached Parliament in 1996 by winning the Sydney seat on a Labor Party ticket. In 2007, when Kevin Rudd's Labor Party came to power, Albanese was made Minister of Infrastructure and Transport. Due to internal strife in the party, the Prime Minister was changed and Anthony Albanese became Deputy Prime Minister. But his tenure as Deputy PM lasted only 10 weeks. His party lost in the next election.

 Challenges ahead for Albanese as Prime Minister?

One of Albanese's first priorities as prime minister will be to rebuild relations with foreign leaders, who Morrison says has neglected foreign policy in recent years. China recently signed a military agreement with the Solomon Islands near Australia, China is planning to build its first military base in the Pacific. On Tuesday, Albanians are expected to be in Tokyo for talks with quad members from the United States, India and Japan, where they will discuss priorities for safeguarding free passage in the Indo-Pacific. Voters have turned to the Labor Party over the Liberal Party's inaction on climate change. Marija Taflaga, director of the Australian Politics Study Center at the Australian National University, noted the vote's shift to the Greens. 

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